Medals & Prizes

Materials Research Society of Singapore Medal

The Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S) was created in 1999 as a not-for-profit organization to serve a rapidly emerging materials science community in Singapore. The Society is affiliated with the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS). Since its inception the focus of MRS-S has been to promote materials science not only to researchers in Singapore, but also to publicize the niche capabilities of local researchers throughout Asia and further a field. As the MRS-society matures, recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of research, MRS-S has decided to donate an expendable sum of S$30,000 for the award of “Materials Research Society of Singapore Medal”.


A gold medal will be awarded in each academic year to a PhD student attaining the best PhD thesis in the Department of Physics. The medal will be given out starting from the academic year 2009/2010. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. The medal will be awarded to student in the Doctor of Philosophy program in the Department of Physics with the most outstanding PhD thesis. The thesis of graduates in each convocation year will be assessed for this purpose by a Selection Committee appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Science in consultation with the Head of the Department of Physics.
  2. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Selection Committee.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

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